What is the Fanatics Affiliate Program?
The Fanatics Affiliate Program invites website owners, bloggers, social media publishers and online forum operators to promote our site and products and earn commissions on sales they refer to Fanatics.
How does the Fanatics Affiliate Program work?
First, prospective affiliates go through an application process where our affiliate team will review your site to make sure that it's suitable for an affiliate partnership. We take our brand and the brands of our vendors and league partners seriously, so we are very selective with our affiliate partnerships.
Once your affiliate application is approved, you will have access to an affiliate dashboard stocked with ready-to-use tracking links including banners, text links, and product ads that you can use to promote Fanatics. When a shopper clicks this link and makes a qualified purchase, you'll earn a commission on the sale. Our Affiliate Network Partners also provide easy access to reporting on traffic sent, sales generated, commissions earned and more. They also handle payment of commissions.
Why partner with Fanatics?
Fanatics is the one of the world's largest online retailers of licensed sports merchandise. Shoppers can find their favorite team gear from our selection of over 250,000 products, which spans all major professional sports leagues including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NCAA, as well as NASCAR, MMA, Soccer, the Olympics and more. In addition to providing the best selection, we also ensure a positive shopping experience by providing industry leading customer support and $4.99 flat rate 3-day shipping on all domestic orders, as well as flat rate shipping worldwide.
Can I promote any page on your site?
Yes. We have configured links to many of our popular team and category pages in our Affiliate Network Partner dashboards. Our Affiliate Network Partners also provide tools that make it possible to promote individual product pages within our site. If you need a link to a page that is not provided, just ask our Affiliate Manager and we will be happy to assist you.
Can I post Fanatics page copy on my site?
You can post any content distributed to affiliates through our product data feed. You are not allowed to use any copy from our home page, product pages, or descriptions other than what you find in the product data feed, or in third party tools that use our feed.
What affiliate networks do you work with?
Fanatics partners with AvantLink and ShareASale to provide affiliate tracking, reporting and payment services. We're happy to work with you through any of these networks. Coupon and Deal sites are asked to apply through the ShareASale network.
How much money can I make as a Fanatics affiliate?
That is entirely up to you! We offer a huge assortment of all items from unique to common, but selling more expensive items like jerseys and jackets can boost your earnings. Our commission rates vary depending on the affiliate type with payouts of up to 10% available. Your ability to earn will be based on how much traffic you can generate and the level of engagement and trust you have with your audience.
What type of marketers are most successful in the Fanatics Affiliate Program?
There are a number of different types of partners that successfully promote our program. Team fan blogs and forums, sports related content sites, social media marketers with active followings on Facebook or Twitter, media sites (Radio, TV or Newspaper) and alumni groups have all done well with us in the past.
Are there any marketing methods you don't allow in the Fanatics Affiliate Program?
Fanatics does not allow affiliates to use Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising or paid ads on Facebook when promoting our program. We also do not work with affiliates who use downloadable software like toolbars and browser plugins to promote our site. Because of our licensed retailer status, we are also responsible for protecting the Trademarks of our licensors, such as the leagues and teams whose gear we sell. We reserve the right to decline applications from affiliates who use website addresses or social media properties that infringe on the intellectual property of others.
How do I get started?
To get started in the Fanatics Affiliate Program, please choose the Affiliate Network Partner you feel most comfortable with and click the Join Now button to complete your affiliate application. Our Affiliate Manager will review your application and get in touch if your application is approved.